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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,502 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,587 See in context

Meaningless numbers produced daily by clueless officials who are in denial and fudging figures to suit their own political ends. Without widespread testing, which in many countries is free for anyone with symptoms, Japan has no idea at all of the real number of infections which, if you include asymptomatic cases, is probably now in the tens of thousands. They clearly have no plan for containing it, and no idea what to do next.

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Posted in: Japan's Top League rugby on hold over coronavirus outbreak See in context

Predictable. Japan's half-hearted efforts are no match for the virus. The usual last-minute cancelations and apologies will set the model for the Olympics. Would be interested to know their testing rate.

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Posted in: North Korea's Kim takes over party's highest title from late father See in context

Trump must be so envious.

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Posted in: Democrats plan impeachment; Twitter deletes Trump's account See in context

In case you're not sure about his disorders.

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Posted in: Democrats plan impeachment; Twitter deletes Trump's account See in context

I don't think the he planned to incite a riot as part of a precise precise to overturn the election. He is too incompetent to mastermind that. I think inciting the riot was the outcome of his mental disorders, namely narcissistic, histrionic and borderline personality disorders. He should be removed from office and charged with manslaughter. He should not be allowed anywhere near nuclear codes. Seriously.

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Posted in: Slack kicks off 2021 with a global outage See in context

Hadn't even heard of it. Bit surprised a chatting app is worth $27.7 billion. Overvalued? I bet Salesforce aren't loving it. Maybe got hacked.

And fxgai, maybe it should be "we’re sorry for the troubles this is causing. Please cut us some slack."

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Posted in: Chinese court jails 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years See in context

Three years jail for protesting against a totalitarian system, and then attempting to flee to freedom. Well, the message for HK is very clear. There is only one system and it demands total submission. If I lived in Hong Kong I would flee before it's too late.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 708 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,937 See in context

A lot of the cases are younger people who were probably infected by other people in their 20s or 30s they work or socialize with. Many of those would either be asymptomatic or did not have serious enough symptoms to get the free test. This would mean the real number of infections in that age group might be much higher.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker drank with 30 people despite virus warnings See in context

Shocked? I'm not even surprised. Elderly LDP members clearly act as if they are above it all and the truth is that in Japan they are. If they get caught red-handed then all they have to do is bow, say how sorry they are and regrettable it is that they caused trouble, put on their sad face (like Abe) and all will be quickly forgiven and forgotten.

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Posted in: Cram school teacher arrested for attempting to film up student’s skirt during class See in context

Next he'll need a disappearing act.

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Posted in: Man told he owes unpaid adult web site fees, ends up giving scammers over ¥100 million See in context

Man in his fifties? Thought it was eighties. Should know better. If someone manages to save 100 million you'd think they have some brains.

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Posted in: Suga under fire for year-end dinners as coronavirus cases mount See in context

Love to know who came up with the plan and who picked up the tab. Go to Eat?

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Posted in: How New Zealand essentially eliminated the coronavirus See in context

Not to underscore her achievement but I think it was easier for NZ not only because of size and location, but because they don't have state governments. Australia had a harder time but basically achieved the same result in the end using a very similar approach, so I'm not sure size was such a factor. Leadership, approach and public support were more important. I agree with her that the public health system, which is normally busy anyway, would have really struggled to cope in NZ. Interestingly, it was Ardern's awareness of that fact, and actually listening to scientific and medical advice that set NZ apart from US. Catastrophic for America to have someone like Trump in charge. The US response should have been so much better and I'm sure Trump knows that. That's what riled him. Ultimately, I think Covid cost Trump his job while Adern kept hers. Trump can eat his words.

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Posted in: Black 'sand-like' asteroid dust found in capsule brought back by Japanese probe See in context

Reckless - It's the Andromeda Strain

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Posted in: Trump lashes out at Supreme Court, Barr as efforts to overturn election fizzle See in context

He is never going to admit he lost because he knows he will lose his core of supporters if he does. The Republican party is following him only because they are scared of losing Trump's supporters. Trump needs the political power and influence of the Republican party in order to stay out of jail once he leaves office.

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Posted in: China slaps more taxes on Australian wine amid tension See in context

Funnily enough trade tension has sent the price of iron ore and other minerals up thereby helping Australia. Cheers China. It's not like you buy that much wine anyway. Good luck with getting other countries to kowtow. Not gonna happen down under.

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Posted in: Casino winnings by nonresident foreigners to be untaxed in Japan See in context

Completely unnecessary. Japan can attract more than enough visitors from it's interesting culture, sights, food and good hospitality. Casinos will just attract the sleazy.

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Posted in: New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden See in context

Call our friendly NZ leader right now for sound advice on beating Covid-19 as well as teeth-whitening products at a special price. Limited time only.

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Posted in: Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway See in context

Yes, I know what you're thinking. She might be 'tone deaf', but she looks damn hot for 40.

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Posted in: Fishing crews arriving in New Zealand have coronavirus See in context

Must've been one super duper spreader on the flight to NZ. Fingers crossed they can keep it quarantine.

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Posted in: Trump sets hectic campaign pace as his party frets See in context

Honestly, I'll miss him if he loses. I want 4 more years of waking up and reading about what surprisingly absurd things he has said or done. Can't wait to hear him talk more about his great Covid-19 response over the next couple of weeks.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 78 new coronavirus cases See in context

There seems to be a lot of variation in numbers day by day. Is it because of numbers tested? No doubt tomorrow will be over two hundred.

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Posted in: Taiwan's leader hopes for reduced tensions with China See in context

Somehow I doubt mainland China will seriously listen to Taiwan's concerns or alter it's approach. Their plan is domination. Best bet for Taiwan is to beef up their military and strengthen alliances. IMO the US should sell F-35s to Taiwan.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift endorses Biden for president See in context

We are never, ever, ever getting a debate together.

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Posted in: Nvidia building UK supercomputer to boost COVID-19 research See in context

Nvidia's supercomputer to help researchers solve pressing medical challenges, including those related to COVID-19,... and play Crysis.

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Posted in: New Zealand PM says 'we beat the virus again' See in context

The virus is no match for Super-Kiwi-socialistic-extra-nice Jacinda. If you don't believe me see it for yourself on Spitting Image.

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Posted in: New Zealand says Super Rugby must adapt quickly after South Africa bombshell See in context

Agreed. Really good time to revamp it. IMO 12 teams at max if you want quality. 5 NZ 4 Aus 2 Arg and 1 Pacifica. Not even sure about Argentina given time zone difference. I wonder if Sanzaar will look to the USA or even Japan again for the audience. The audience down under is just not big enough to bring in the money - especially now SA is gone. Will miss you SA. Some good games. Beeeaaaast

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Posted in: Consortium to develop simultaneous interpretation software See in context

Good luck with that. For AI to be able to achieve simultaneous interpretation accurately it would require AI to understand context (social, historical, political etc.) and be a mind reader (to be able to get intention, nuance etc.) as well as be something of a fortune teller (to know future goals etc.). That's why Google translate is good at translating simple single sentences but becomes garbled beyond that in most complex situations. The human brain with its senses is far superior for now. When AI does gets that powerful one day it probably won't be bothered translating for us because it will already be running everything.

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Posted in: Suga instructs minister to achieve lower mobile phone fees See in context

I'm paying a lot for using phones and tablets that, especially these days, are used almost entirely through wi-fi via apps. There should be considerably lower fees if you are using little to no data. Plans include ridiculous fees and costs, especially if you want to to cancel contracts or switch carriers. Hopefully Suga can shake things up in this uncompetitive business, but I wouldn't be too hopeful given the LDP's track record on swift bureaucratic change. I'll give Suga brownie points for trying, but I really wonder how the people below him, especially those with close ties and vested interests in the industry will follow through. When I read language like 'make effort' or 'aim', it doesn't, from my experience, necessarily mean anything concrete. Rather, it would be better to actually hear from him specifically what is going to change and when. To me, at this point, this is just a pre electioneering sound bite for public consumption.

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Posted in: New Zealand economy shrinks record 12% See in context

Inevitable outcome of closing their borders to tourists, but that will bounce back later. It is bad for some for sure. One quarter won't tell the whole story. Exports are still good. Property and share prices are holding up. I wonder if the informal economy did a bit better. A lot of people I know are busy doing DIY stuff.

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